"States of mind such as anxiety, fear, shock, traumatic stress, and other conditions are all too common and affect a large percentage of us. Sometimes we are virtually halted in our tracks by these condtions, and other times we live with these, and find a way to cope.
So often, presenting problems such as addictions are the surface conditions, while deeper down there are lingering or even building levels of anxiety or fear or shock or stress or traumatic stress. It is so very important to find ways, even to get help to, dig deep, to see what the driving and underlying factors are.
Present time emotional issues and conditions, present time problem patterns and addictions, these are likely signs from you to yourself that there are underlying issues calling for your attention.
While we may or may not be able to entirely avoid these experiences, we can find ways to manage the way we handle these."
Quoted from the book, NAVIGATING LIFE'S STUFF, by Dr. Angela Brownemiller. See books page of this website (click here).